Code of Conduct
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 60 of 111
  1. #1

    Default Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    Has to be body kouros for worst name.

    best name: pure malt.

  2. #2

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    (random picks)
    Best names: Opium; Catalyst; La Nuit.
    Worst names: Visit; Apparition

  3. #3
    Spray it, don’t say it…
    WARDROBE

  4. #4
    Neurosis's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    I don't have the accent, Massachusetts
    Posts
    1,459
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    My goodness you certainly are the topic police today!

    Worst: Smell of Peace of whatever that Bond No.9 one is
    Best: Pi. I just think its a really cool bottle name and symbol

  5. #5

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    worst: blu by chanel

    best: very sexy by victoria secret

  6. #6

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    Worst: FCUK

    Best: Encre Noire, Fahrenheit

  7. #7

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    Worst: Desire for a Man
    Best: Noir de Noir
    “Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.”
    Karl, age 5

    Swapping
    Selling
    Seeking

  8. #8

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    Great names that come to mind: Antaeus, Kouros, Shalimar, Chantilly, Le Heure Bleu, Samsara (Guerlain has had a lot of great names!) Magie Noir, Poeme, Obsession, Jicky (it works for some reason)... Insense, Ambush Oh the list goes on and on.

    Some not so great: Very Irresistable (kind of confusing), Intrusion, Tabu, Lolita Lempika for men, the Baron, I suppose this list goes on and on too!

  9. #9

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    OMG, I forgot the ALL TIME WORST! "Sex Appeal"

  10. #10

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by colormechris View Post
    Jicky (it works for some reason)
    Yeah some names simply sound right while others completely don't.
    For example, the name Knize has a certain charm for me, as well as all Diptique's strange names, while Penhaglion's totally don't.

  11. #11

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    Worst:
    Escada Moon Twinkle, or Moonbeam, or Moonshine, or whatever it is. Moon Sparkle. That's the one.

    Joop! Homme Beach Clubbing. Really?

    Best:
    Cartier Declaration
    Creed Aventus
    Shalimar! I just like saying it.
    Bois d'Orage, but not French Lover
    Really, I like more than I don't like...so I could put quite a few here...
    "It's not what you look like when you're doing what you're doing; it's what you're doing when you're doing what you look like you're doing."

  12. #12

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by colormechris View Post
    OMG, I forgot the ALL TIME WORST! "Sex Appeal"
    that would be one of the best are you kidding? lol

  13. #13

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    Best: The Dreamer
    Worst: See above

  14. #14

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post
    Joop! Homme Beach Clubbing. Really?
    How about
    Givenchy Insensé Ultramarine Aromatic Ocean - Morning Surf.
    So much easier to say "Don't Get Me Wrong Baby I don't Swallow"
    lol

  15. #15

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    Best: Chergui or Encre Noire

    Worst: 1 million (smelling like a million dollars for less? how cheesy)

  16. #16

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    Best: Kouros, Tam Dao, Shalimar, Egoiste
    Worst: Fat Electrician (good and bad simultaneously), some of the French ones don't even make sense
    Top 10:
    1. Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta
    2. YSL M7
    3. Tom Ford Bois Marocain
    4. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    5. Dior Homme/Intense
    6. YSL Opium
    7. Azzaro Pour Homme
    8. Frederic Malle's Musc Ravageur
    9. YSL Live Jazz
    10. Burberry London

  17. #17

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    Worst:
    Illicit Sex
    Eloge du Traitre (why does a traitor deserve a eulogy?)
    Egoiste (too vain)
    Aoud Shiny (c'mon!)
    B*Men
    Big Pony
    Booster
    CKIN2U Him (and her)
    I Am King
    Musk to Musk (wtf is that supposed to mean?!)
    Only the Brave
    Pi Neo

    best:
    Reflection
    Aziyade
    Antidote
    Eau des Merveilles
    Fleur du Male
    Invasion Barbare
    L'Air du Desert Marocain
    L'Homme de Coeur
    Le Roy Soleil Homme
    Memoir
    Passage d'Enfer

    Questionable:
    Let Me Play the Lion
    The Unicorn Spell
    Epic
    Last edited by SculptureOfSoul; 29th September 2010 at 04:55 AM.
    ***For sale:

    Iris Pallida 50ml

    Ungaro I 75ml

    and more!
    - http://www.basenotes.net/threads/301...n-Man-and-more

  18. #18

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    Worst: Passion

    Best: Cruel Intentions, Fat Electrician, Let Me Play the Lion

  19. #19

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    Worst: Exceptional - Because You Are

    Good: Declaration, Midnight Poison, Kouros (not sure I can think of a single "best" one off the top of my head)
    Last edited by bourbon108; 29th September 2010 at 12:59 AM. Reason: spelling

  20. #20

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    Best: Bois du Portugal, I mean apart from being a grand scent, it almost instantly prompts me to dream away
    Worst: BU (by Coty, btw.), oh, and let's not forget the almost legendary VO, made (or remade) famous a few days ago, but, since I cannot get graphical or offensive, I won't repeat what the initials stand for

  21. #21

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    Worst: Don't Get Me Wrong Baby, I Don't Swallow by Etat Libre d'Orange

    Best: L'Ombre dans L'Eau by Dyptique

  22. #22

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    There are so many offensive, incongruous and absurd names, it almost doesn't seem worthwhile to try. However, I can make a quick summary:

    Offensive names are just wrong (several have are 'already listed). Almost any fragrance that has 'pour Homme' appended to a famously fruity floral fragrance is just weird (think Tiffany for Men'). And lastly, anything so long and stupid sounding that you think it must be a joke ('L'Eau D'Issey pour Homme Souffle D'Issey'). I mean, really!

    However... There are some pronounceable and punchy names I like: Kouros, Aramis, Habit Rouge, Farenheit, Timbuktu, l'Anarchist, Declaration.

    By the way, I mentioned only masculines, above (since this is the masculine thread and I try to accomodate) but wouldn't it have been great if Safari, Byzance, Jaipur, Cinnabar, Opium, Shalimar, Tuscany and Tuxedo (!) were branded onto 'masculine' fragrances?

  23. #23

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    Oranges and Lemons Say The Bells of St. Clement's could go on either list. Personally, I like it.

  24. #24

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    Worst: Anything preceeded by "Emporio." And the worst of these is Emporio Armani Diamonds for Men
    Another bad one is Tiffany for Men

    Best: Minotaure

  25. #25

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    Best: My Sin
    I don't know much about medicine, but I know what I like. -- S.J. Perelman

  26. #26

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    As weird as this might sound...One Man Show might be BOTH the worst and best name for a frag

  27. #27
    Dependent sophi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Salamina,Greece
    Posts
    3,097

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    Best : No5 because 5 is my lucky number
    LOVE IS BEST
    My sale thread :http://www.basenotes.net/search.php?searchid=2281122
    "There are people of spirit and there are people of passion but much less common that one might think. Rarer still are the people of passion and spirit. But rarest of all is a passionate spirit."
    -- Martin Buber

  28. #28

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    Well, this is my third attempt to reply to this post. For some reason, it's not working. Anyway, I propose, Cumming. You can decide if it's the best or worst!

  29. #29

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    Worst: Pi (mainly because I pronounce it like it smells, "pee"). Best: Wazamba.

  30. #30

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    While we're on the subject, could someone tell me how "Kouros" is actually pronounced?

  31. #31

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    Best: Victrix, Spiriteueuse Double Vanille, Tabac Blond, Quand Vient la Pluie, Egoiste, Un Crime Exotique
    Worst: Just about any from ELDO's lineup... call me a prude...

  32. #32

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    Best: Yatagan, Kouros, Nuit de Noel, Samsara, Opium, Horizon

    Worst: Animale Animale, Grey Flannel, Only the Brave, B*Men, Drakkar Noir, Pleasures, anything with the equivalent of homme, aqua, sport etc.

  33. #33
    Dependent

    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    8,223

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanwllCorfe View Post
    Worst: Desire for a Man
    LOL

    THE WORST: Very Irresistible For Men (wait for this....)Fresh Attitude (?!). Maybe this translates into a hipper-sounding French or Italian.

    Some of the Best: Spiritueuse Double Vanille, Shalimar, Habit Rouge, L'Ombre Fauve, Chergui.


    Giggled the first time I heard of them: Muscs Koublai Khan, Hot Water,

  34. #34

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    Grey Flannel is the worst, it is a great fragrance that I almost did not buy because the name is so homely. The best is L'Anarchiste
    Last edited by PerfumeCollector; 30th September 2010 at 03:03 AM.

  35. #35

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    I'm gonna have to add some to my list now!

    Spiritueuse Double Vanille
    Antidote
    L'Ombre dans L'Eau
    L'Homme de Coeur

    Definitely gonna seek out a sample of those last two!
    “Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.”
    Karl, age 5

    Swapping
    Selling
    Seeking

  36. #36
    DeepSilence
    Guest

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    Best: Bijan With a Twist, Opium, L'Air Du Desert Marocain

    Worst: I'm Feeling... Calm, I'm Feeling... Confident , I'm Feeling...Happy, I'm Feeling... S-exy,
    by Next

  37. #37
    Basenotes Plus
    Diamondflame's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    6,759

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by rmlj View Post
    Worst: Don't Get Me Wrong Baby, I Don't Swallow by Etat Libre d'Orange

    Best: L'Ombre dans L'Eau by Dyptique
    +1

    Also in the bad category: Inside Men or Inside Women by Trussardi.

  38. #38

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by PerfumeCollector View Post
    Grey Flannel is the worst, it is a great fragrance that I almost did not buy because the name is so homely. The best is L'Anarquiste
    Grey Flannel isn't so bad. The name is a bit conservative when compared to more recent offerings, but the frag is quality, if not classic.

    And I'm sure you meant L'Anarchiste, rather than L'Anarquiste.

  39. #39
    Hollandaze's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Oakland, California
    Posts
    1,120
    Blog Entries
    20

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    Worst: "Blue Sugar" by Aquolina and "Moon Sparkle" by Escada (yes, these are male fragrances)

    Best: "Sex Panther" by Odeon.... okay for real, the best one I heard is "Fille en Aiguilles" by Serge Lutens which (according to JaimeB) translated to "Female in heels". Chicks in heels, man, can't beat that.

    Best & Worst At the Same Time: "Cumming" by Alan Cummings

  40. #40

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    @ A.Homme:

    I believe "Kouros" is pronounced Koo-(as in Koo Stark)-Ros-(as in "roast beef", minus the t beef). That's how I say it. Of course I could be totally wrong.
    Is "Oranges and lemons say the bells..." and actual perfume name? Isn't that from "1984"?

  41. #41

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    How about "Hai-Karate"? Maybe that's one is so bad it's good. Or perhaps it's so bad it went past good and back to bad again.

  42. #42

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    Worst: Hot Water, and any of the designer frags that use "homme" in them. Major lack of creativity. Cumming isn't exactly good, despite the double entendre.

    Best: ?

  43. #43

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by A. Homme View Post
    While we're on the subject, could someone tell me how "Kouros" is actually pronounced?
    I can tell you for certain that it's 'Kour' (like the word 'parkour') 'ros' (like the name 'Ross').
    Top 10:
    1. Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta
    2. YSL M7
    3. Tom Ford Bois Marocain
    4. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    5. Dior Homme/Intense
    6. YSL Opium
    7. Azzaro Pour Homme
    8. Frederic Malle's Musc Ravageur
    9. YSL Live Jazz
    10. Burberry London

  44. #44

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    One Man Show is pretty cool!

  45. #45
    Basenotes Junkie CX827's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Hong Kong
    Posts
    791

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    Many good picks here and i'd like to add one more.
    Best: Après L'Ondée
    Worst: there too many..

  46. #46

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    Best: CUMMING - Vulva

    Worst: Five O'Clock Aux Gingimbre (sp?)

  47. #47
    hednic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    McLean, NYC, & Búzios
    Posts
    84,322

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    Juliette Has a Gun

  48. #48

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    Worst Name:

    Boss Number 1

  49. #49
    Sur la Plage

    petruccijc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Clearwater Beach, Florida
    Posts
    17,010

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    ---
    Last edited by petruccijc; 29th September 2010 at 04:00 PM.
    Please feel free to check out my Swap Thread - Patou pour Homme, L'Instant de Guerlain PH Extreme, Dior Homme Intense, Pure Malt, Pure Coffee and many more! Click Here For My Swap Thread

  50. #50

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    Worst: Tommy Bahama Set Sail series, The Dreamer, Konvict, FCUK, Blue Sugar, Joop!, Seduction in Black, Big Pony, Green Irish Tweed, Silver Mountain Water, Virgin Island Water; many others from Creed.

    Best: Fahrenheit, Magnetism, Chrome, Curve, Obsession, One, Eternity, Crave, Be, Euphoria, Old Spice, Brut, RSVP, Tabu.

  51. #51

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    UNBOUND by Halston....sounds like a laxative
    Choose to believe, choose joy.
    Scelga di credere, scelga la gioia.

  52. #52

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    There was a thread recently regarding an Australian house called Bud Perfumes. Amongst their offerings was "Ugly Bastard". I think it's a great name.

    You can always trust the Aussies to cock a snook at pomposity. Good on 'em, I say.
    Life's a bitch. If it were a slut it'd be easy.

  53. #53
    Dependent sophi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Salamina,Greece
    Posts
    3,097

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    Forget me not ...
    LOVE IS BEST
    My sale thread :http://www.basenotes.net/search.php?searchid=2281122
    "There are people of spirit and there are people of passion but much less common that one might think. Rarer still are the people of passion and spirit. But rarest of all is a passionate spirit."
    -- Martin Buber

  54. #54

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deviant View Post
    I can tell you for certain that it's 'Kour' (like the word 'parkour') 'ros' (like the name 'Ross').
    Really? It's a Greek name and lots of their words end with "os" like the "oas" sound in toast.

  55. #55

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    Best:

    FCUK Him
    Must

    Worst:

    Tilda Swinson "like that" -
    I Am King

  56. #56
    Dependent sophi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Salamina,Greece
    Posts
    3,097

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    Kouros is a Greek word http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kouros
    LOVE IS BEST
    My sale thread :http://www.basenotes.net/search.php?searchid=2281122
    "There are people of spirit and there are people of passion but much less common that one might think. Rarer still are the people of passion and spirit. But rarest of all is a passionate spirit."
    -- Martin Buber

  57. #57

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    Oh I forgot CKN2U.

    Way to go, marketing team, you really pegged the preteen texting market there.
    Last edited by LiveJazz; 29th September 2010 at 11:47 PM.
    "It's not what you look like when you're doing what you're doing; it's what you're doing when you're doing what you look like you're doing."

  58. #58

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?


    After a
    Sublime Balkiss on Ralph Rocks it was Ralph Hot followed by a cold shower at the Ho Hang Club!


  59. #59

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    there are so many stupid ones...

    A few I love:

    Shalimar, probably all time fav,
    Lonestar memories, L'AdDM, most by Parfum d'Empire and the list goes on
    Smellin good

  60. #60

    Default Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    Best and Carismatics :


    Tubereuse Criminelle
    Hypnotic Poison
    Musc Koublai Khan
    Oudh Cuir d Arabie
    L`Air du Desert Marocain
    Knize Ten
    Black Orchid
    Shalimar
    ANGEL
    Tabac blond
    Yatagan
    Tuscan Leather
    New York
    Tom ford Men Extreme
    Looking for Creed Spice & Wood / swap fragances , Creed Vingate Tabarome and more... http://www.basenotes.net/threads/374...me-Cuir-Beluga

Similar Threads

  1. Worst Fragrance Ever???
    By shamu1 in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 349
    Last Post: 17th April 2014, 11:03 PM
  2. worst fragrance of all time???
    By odioustoilet in forum Just Starting Out
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 9th November 2012, 12:35 PM
  3. Worst fragrance note
    By flathorn in forum Female Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 145
    Last Post: 27th January 2012, 04:38 AM
  4. Fragrance with the worst Reviews %
    By Dimitrios in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 25th March 2009, 11:24 PM
  5. worst fragrance of all time???
    By pas2iche in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 229
    Last Post: 13th November 2008, 09:24 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  



Loving perfume on the Internet since 2000